Saturday, January 30, 2010
Choosing Beautiful Feet
So we are now officially in California but just came from a few days spent in Las Vegas. When you enter Las Vegas with all the lights, buildings, and people you'd think this place is beautiful, wonderful because no one would come here if it was ugly. But I couldn't see the beauty as I walked down the streets. Instead when I saw Vegas I saw SIN... UGLY SIN. It hurt as I looked at all the "glam and lights", the women and men displayed as objects, the way people were filling themselves with nothing of worth. How can they not see?? When I think about sin I think how ugly it is. How it tears us up, makes us into ugly beings if we let it consume us. I know that I am a sinner, we are all sinners but the fact of the matter is we are redeemed by Christ!!! I don't have to live in my ugliness because I am forgiven. That night and the following day I had a chance to talk a bit with different people and we discussed the urgency we felt after walking the streets of Vegas. THESE PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW! They need to see the ugliness. They need to hear the message of Christ's love for them. They need to fill their lives with the beauty of Christ and let that penetrate their mind and souls. But, how will they know unless I tell them, unless WE tell them??
"How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!"
So, I don't know about you but I have a fresh sense of urgency that there are so many still out there living life in ugliness, unaware of the beauty they could possess. Why don't we tell them, why are we shy? Let's not let them sit any longer in their filth but move our feet and share the beauty we have in Christ. I don't know about you but I want "beautiful feet" - feet that bring the good news of Christ to those who haven't heard and don't believe.
Asking for "beautiful feet",
Carrie & 1421